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"Great Summer Internship"

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  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL
Former Intern - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Red Frog Events as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Pros:
-you do work with the best people out there
-the company culture is inspiring, teaches you to work hard
-you are put in situations where you grow as a professional
-you leave feeling prepared for your next work place

Cons

Cons:
-a tad cliquey, but nothing extreme and nothing other offices don't also see
-must go into it looking at it as purely an internship, the chances of you advancing in the company to full time are very slim

Advice to Management

The unlimited vacation days even for interns is great and appreciated, since we sometimes have to work on weekends.

Other Employee Reviews for Red Frog Events

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Happy I did it, but I would never do it again."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Frog Events as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome work environment. The people you work with will be so cool and fun. You will get to travel at least 3 times. If you want to learn how an amazing event comes to life, this is the place to work. Free lunch every Monday. It's a paid internship.

    Cons

    Extraordinarily long hours at events. You will do manual labor that seasoned construction workers should be doing at events. it is ridiculously likely you will come back bruised and exhausted from events. You probably will work in a dangerous work environment several times. I worked over 100 hours one week. You will have to do menial work like picking up groceries, unloading the dishwasher, and running errands. They definitely exploit their interns, which can be pretty demeaning sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure interns (tadpoles) are aware of the physical aspects of their job on site. Consider hiring some manual laborers on-site to cut down on tadpole's physical work.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Work Hard, Learn Little, Leave Unhappy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Event Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Frog Events as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Travel around the country
    Live in Chicago
    Free beer in the office

    Cons

    The title of this review says it all. You will work very hard, especially when you're on site at an event. You learn very little as what you do as an intern equates to low level peon work while in the office and manual labor when on site at an event. The full time employees make little (if any) effort to actually teach you about event planning. That could be because so many of them have less than one year experience and so they are still learning the ropes themselves.

    At the end of the internship you are told some story about why they can't offer you a full time position. What this really means is that the full time employees liked some of the other interns better. This is not based on skill or passion, but on popularity. Because such is the case you leave with a really bad taste in your mouth.

    This is not a company that seems concerned with hiring the top talent as they move toward the future. They seem to be only focused on the immediate future, which is not a great business plan.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know what is going on in your company, especially when it comes to the hiring process. Your employees are only focused on hiring the popular interns, not the interns with the skills and talents that will cause your company to succeed in the future.

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